Family Mediation Reference

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Rachel has written three books, ‘Split: True Stories of Relationship Breakdown in Ireland’ (published by Y Books, 2011) and ‘Break Up, Don’t Crack Up, A Positive Plan for the End of Your Relationship in Ireland’ (published by Orpen Press, 2012) and ‘Managing Litigation for your Business’ (Oak Tree Press 2013)

Qualifications: BA Economics and Politics (Trinity), Dip Legal Studies, BL Barrister-at-Law (The Kings Inns), H. Dip Mediation and Conflict Resolution (UCD), MA (UCD 2014)

Rachel has contributed widely to the media on the subjects of law, relationship breakdown, mediation and conflict resolution by writing articles for the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post and the Evening Herald, through interviews on national and local radio and appearances on RTE and TV3. She contributed weekly to a ‘Relationship Slot’ on Tipp FM’s show Tipp Today (Tipperary and nationwide audience 60,000) with Seamus Martin on current issues that cause conflict in people’s lives.

Rachel Fehily is a practising barrister and family law mediator

Break Up, Don’t Crack Up

A Positive Plan for your Separation or Divorce in Ireland

Rachel Fehily

Ending a marriage or long-term relationship can be one of the most stressful, confusing and expensive experiences an individual can go through. There are so many aspects to consider – legal, financial, parenting, practical and emotional. Where can you look for advice?

Break Up, Don’t Crack Up covers all of these aspects of separation and divorce, enabling couples to end their relationship in a civilised and positive fashion. It takes a holistic approach to the topic, believing all aspects to be interrelated.

It helps separating couples negotiate the Irish legal system and examines alternative routes such as alternative dispute resolution and mediation. It also covers difficult issues such as domestic violence, child abuse, parental child abduction and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

This book helps couples to develop a strategic plan for how to approach their separation, saving them time, money and heartache. It is a practical, solutions-focused approach to all aspects of separation and an invaluable aid for all those going through this life-altering journey. 

Break Up, Don't Crack Up: A Positive Plan for your Separation or Divorce in Ireland (Orpen Press 2012)

Break Up, Don’t Crack Up takes a holistic approach and addresses all aspects of relationship breakdown: legal, practical, financial, emotional, parenting. It explains alternative routes such as alternative dispute resolution and mediation and helps readers to negotiate the Irish legal system with regard to divorce and separation. It also addresses difficult issues such as domestic violence, child abuse, parental child abduction and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The book helps readers to develop a strategic plan on how to approach their separation, saving them time, money and heartache. It is a practical, solutions-focused approach to all aspects of separation and is an invaluable aid for all those going through this life-altering journey.

Split: True Stories of Relationship Breakdown in Ireland (Y books 2011) 

In Split fourteen men and women speak candidly about their relationships, how they ended and how they picked up the pieces afterwards. They share the lessons they have learned about dealing with the legal, financial and emotional fallout that separation and divorce inevitably entail. From coping with abusive and alcoholic partners to negotiating the minefield of parenting alone, they offer invaluable personal insights from first-hand experience. They tell us where they sought help and advice and how they dealt with the issues of loss, abandonment and self-esteem that are associated with relationship breakdown, they tell us how they moved forward and accepted the challenge of building a new life.

Managing Litigation for your Business (Oak Tree Press 2013) 

Managing Litigation for your Business is an ebook that helps managers to recognise and limit the danger that conflict and litigation can impose on their business. It helps managers to deal with litigation, use alternative dispute resolution, instruct a lawyer, run a case effectively, control costs and deal with post-litigation issues.

 

 

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